Tumbler Progress

I mentioned yesterday that I had made progress on this top. I put it in the frame so I couldn’t do anything else until it was done.

I wanted to start quilting in the middle, so I basted the edges and horizontal lines across the top.

These basting lines are done at 4 stitches per inch and this allows me to roll the quilt back and forth on the frame without any shifting.

I did a little sketching first.

I even drew some basic starting shapes on the top with a disappearing marker.

But as usual, I mostly ignored my markings.

I finished the handstitching of the binding during our travels. Come back on Friday to see the finish.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Sew Fresh QuiltsQuilt Fabrication

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
This entry was posted in Free Motion Quilting, Long Arm Quilting, Longarm Quilting, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

16 Responses to Tumbler Progress

  1. PattiP says:


  2. Melanie says:

    Love the quilt – especially the colors – and the quilting looks great. It’s always good to have a plan… one can always ignore it later šŸ™‚

    Visiting from Let’s Bee Social

  3. Going to be a work of art!

  4. Rachel says:

    Pretty! I like the gradient of the tumblers!

  5. Ooooooo your quilting is magnificent! How long does it take you to quilt a quilt like this with your free motion technique?

  6. Andrea H says:

    I’m looking forward to Friday and seeing the finish! It looks fantastic from everything I have seen so far. –Andrea

  7. Susan says:

    Pretty, pretty, pretty! Both in colors and in quilting – thank you for sharing this today on Midweek Makers!

  8. It’s beautiful, both the quilt and quilting! This would be a great use of a Gravity quilt kit!

  9. Sharon says:

    This is going to look awesome and you will be so happy once it is done. How big are your tumblers?

  10. Janet O. says:

    Gorgeous quilting!! : )

  11. Oh my gosh – I love that!! and your quilting is going to look amazing on it!!

  12. Terri Bertalan says:

    Just love the tumblers and the awesome colors. Anxiously awaiting the reveal on Friday. I have to ask…Why start in the middle? I didn’t even realize that was an option with the longarm.

  13. Jayne says:

    I love this! And of course, your quilting is amazing! Tumblers is on my list, has been for a long, long time! I guess I need to get a template and get to work!

  14. Val W says:

    Your quilting looks fabulous. I can’t wait to see the finished beauty!

  15. Kathy D says:

    Looks like it’ll be worth the wait! Like Roseanne, I’m patiently waiting for Friday…

  16. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    Beautiful colors in your choice of fabrics – it is just happy looking. Your quilting is fabulous also – I wonder what’s on the back?! I’ll have to wait patiently for Friday to see. ~smile~ Roseanne

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s